With the League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm scenes currently on a break as only some minor tournaments and leagues are around, fans have turned to other games and events to satiate their hunger for competitive eSports Events. Thankfully for them, Playerunknown’s Battleground, Counter strike: Global Offensive, and Hearthstone, are here to deliver.
On Saturday November 18th at exactly 10:00am, the doors at the Oracle Arena will open to unleash true chaos in the island of Erangel, as the top 80 players either invited or qualified to the Playerunknown's Battleground Invitational, parachute themselves down in a race to the top of the ladder, as they seek to be the sole survivors of the deadly blue zone that relentlessly squeezes player upon player.
These team matches will be quite heated, with basically all the top organizations fielding a squad, including the likes of Alliance, Team SoloMid, Team Liquid and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
In the end, the top eight teams of the event will take home a hefty amount, as the first place alone takes $200,000, and with the 8th place team taking $8,000.
For those who aren’t fans of parachuting, driving and possibly getting killed by a rock appearing right in front of their drive path, they can always tune in to the Counter Strike side of the event.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
CS:GO is nothing new to Intel Extreme Masters events, as it has been year in year out the sole leading title of said events.
This event will see the likes of Cloud 9 whom have just won the iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 going up against the likes of SK Gaming and Astralis in the early group stage, for a possible chance to go to the playoffs where all the other powerhouses participating in said event will be waiting to halt their advance towards another title win.
IEM events stand at the pinnacle of titles that all teams aim for, and no IEM event is worth less than any other. As such, we can expect the best quality Counter Strike that could be asked for.
Just as last week, the Trinity Series continues on the Hearthstone side of things. However, at this point all teams will be doing their utmost as it is do or die time with only four matches left to go. These matches will kick off on Wednesday 15th and will go on till Thursday 16th.
The highlight match of the week will be Team Liquid vs CompLexity as a win for Team Liquid here would mean winning the whole event and taking home the first prize of $75,000. Though with all teams except Tempo Storm stuck on a 3-3 score, any win could mean the difference, meaning that as usual they will all be fighting neck to neck to take the win home.
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